As a long-time educator and administrator, Andrew Fisher’s experiences range from teaching at the K-12 and the University level, as well as being an administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
His administrative experiences include development, coordination, and supervision of a K-12 continuum and supported instructional strategies, and coordination of districts Consolidated Programs (S.I.P., Title I, Chapter II, E.I.A., and School Base). Mr. Fischer has coordinated W.A.S.C., Program Quality, and Coordinated Compliance Reviews, served as a member of state compliance review teams, assisted with state textbook adoption programs, Student Attendance Review Boards (SARB), worked with student discipline programs, attendance accounting programs, counseling services, special education programs, music, athletic, and academic booster clubs, Bilingual Advisory Committees, Chapter I Advisory Committees, American Indian Education Advisory Committee, low and high performing schools, as well as successfully guiding schools through the NCLB Program Improvement Process.
Most recently, Mr. Fisher has been involved programs and activities focused on closing the achievement gap. He has been working with the implantation of federal academic standards, Common Core Standards, working with school staffs to use data to drive instruction, summative and formative assessments to target both high and low performing students for greater success, State Academic Blueprints, motivating staffs to engage in the change process to support student growth, California Peer Assistance and Review Program (PAR), and Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program (BTSA), in which he was a consortium trainer.
As Principal of California Elementary School, which under his leadership was recognized as a “High Performing Title I School” and Fairhaven Elementary School, which under his leadership nominated for National Blue Ribbon status, he was able to lead both schools out of PI and into Safe Harbor in just two years.
As a consultant, Mr. Fisher is guiding and supporting low and high performing schools and districts through the program improvement process. Mr. Fisher can custom design programs to meet the needs of our district, schools, and staffs to support staff and student success.
His areas of focus include:
- Successfully guiding schools out of PI and into Safe Harbor;
- Preparation for and Implementation of Common Core Standards;
- Working with school staffs to use data to drive instruction;
- Strategic testing and test taking strategies;
- Summative and formative assessments to target both high and low performing students for greater success;
- Use of State Academic Blueprints and Released Questions to enhance student performance on the CST; and
- Motivating staffs to engage in the change process to support student growth.
Mr. Fisher is also a state reviewer for the “California Distinguished Schools” program, a trainer for the “40 Developmental Assets” program, “Field Colleague” for state CCR teams, and a guest lecturer at California State University at Fullerton, Chapman University, and Concordia University education departments.